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Location: The Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides

You can get to the island by plane or by ferry.

Plane
Flights are operated by British Airways, Highland airways, Flybe and Eastern Airways to and from Stornoway airport (on Lewis) to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, Benbecula and Barra.

Ferry
Caledonian MacBrayne operate all ferry routes to and from Harris (Tarbert or Leverburgh) to Skye and the Uists.



From the main island port of Tarbert, itís just over 20 miles to Blacksheep House. Heading into South Harris towards Leverburgh the road quickly becomes single track with passing places and thatís how it stays for the majority of the way, so no need to hurry!

The first part of the journey climbs over rock strewn hills , looking down over lochs and back across the Minch to Skye. After a few miles the road descends and the view opens to take in the immense sands of Luskentyre and Seilabost, also the Island of Taransay lies directly in front of you.

After crossing the causeway you follow the coast, passing numerous beautiful beaches before running along side Northton Sands and finally coming to the village of Leverburgh.

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  From Leverburgh you look out across The Sound of Harris with its countless islets towards Berneray and the Uists. Blacksheep House is reached by heading along the coast road sign posted to Strond and Borrisdale. All along this road the views of The Sound of Harris are truly wonderful, the colours and ever changing seascapes as the tide rises and falls are constantly surprising, even to the people who have lived here all their lives. The house itself is down a small turning off Strond and stands in its own land at the edge of an inlet. `There are beautiful walks along the coast , also out onto Carminish Island or up onto the hills that run along the length of Strond. The house feels very secluded but also benefits from panoramic views through a huge semi-circle of windows.

 

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